60 Sweet Wedding Cake Cutting Songs for Every Genre
Of all the to-dos on your wedding checklist, finding a good cake cutting song probably isn't one you've thought of (yet)—but that's why we're here. If you're incorporating this moment into your reception timeline, work with your vendors to pick the best cake cutting song that matches the rest of your wedding playlist. (Don't forget: You can find wedding DJs and live wedding bands on The Knot Marketplace.) Need some inspo before meeting with the pros? We've organized 60 of our favorite wedding cake cutting songs by genre to get you started.
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How to Choose a Wedding Cake Cutting Song
Before we divulge into our favorite wedding cake cutting songs of all time, brush up on these common FAQs.
What is the significance of cake cutting at a wedding?
Believe it or not, there's symbolism associated with cutting the first slice of cake at your wedding. Some believe the couple holding the knife together is a sign of their union and dual responsibility for marriage, while others believe that passing out slices of cake represents fertility and good health.
Do you play music during the cake cutting?
Many couples choose to play a cake cutting song while they slice the cake together, since it can help draw guests' attention to the dance floor (and keep the party going with some lively energy). Your DJ or emcee can also make an announcement before the cake cutting begins.
What kind of music should you play during your cake cutting?
Your cake cutting song should be lighthearted, a little bit romantic and upbeat to reflect the happy moment that everyone's been waiting for: dessert. If you can find a song that somehow ties in a reference to "sweet" or "sugar," that's even better, but it's not necessary.
Country Cake Cutting Songs
Try one of these twangy tunes for your wedding cake song (and while you're at it, check out our top country wedding songs for the rest of the big day).
1. "All Your'n," by Tyler Childers
Lyrics you'll love: "So I'll love ya 'til my lungs give out/ I ain't lying/ I'm all your'n and you're all mine"
2. "Speechless," by Dan + Shay
Lyrics you'll love: "You already know that you're my weakness/ After all this time/ I'm just as nervous/ Every time you walk into the room/ I'm speechless"
3. "How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor
Lyrics you'll love: "I just want to stop and thank you, baby, hey now/ How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh, baby/ How sweet it is to be loved by you, yes it is"
4. "Head Over Boots," by Jon Pardi
Lyrics you'll love: "You're the one I want, you're the one I need/ Baby, if I was a king, ah, you would be my queen/ You're the rock in my roll/ You're good for my soul, it's true/ I'm head over boots for you"
5. "The Little Things," by Kelsea Ballerini
Lyrics you'll love: "It's when we're in a crowded room, put your hand on my back/ And waiting on me in the morning with my coffee black/ Back to the basics 'cause they're bigger than they seem, yeah/ Give me that typical, simple love, it's the little things"
6. "Sweetheart," by Thomas Rhett
Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, you're sweet like chocolate/ Hot like sriracha/ Yeah, girl you got me right in your back pocket/ You're smooth like whiskey, fine like wine/ I love how you're making my blood sugar rise"
7. "This Kiss," by Faith Hill
Lyrics you'll love: "Cinderella said to Snow White/ How does love get so off course, oh/ All I wanted was a white knight/ With a good heart, soft touch, fast horse/ Ride me off into the sunset/ Baby, I'm forever yours"
8. "Today Was a Fairytale," by Taylor Swift
Lyrics you'll love: "But can you feel this magic in the air?/ It must have been the way you kissed me/ Fell in love when I saw you standing there/ It must have been the way/ Today was a fairytale"
9. "Sweet Thing," by Keith Urban
Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet thing/ The moon is high and the night is young Come on and meet me/ You know I need you/ And there's no way I'll be leaving/ 'Till we're kissing on the porch swing/ Oh my little sweet thing"
10. "Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland
Lyrics you'll love: "There you go making my heart beat again/ Heart beat again, heart beat again/ There you go making me feel like a kid/ Won't you do it and do it one time/ There you go pulling me right back in/ Right back in, right back in/ And I know (I know)/ I'm never letting this go (never letting this go)"
11. "The Feels" by Maren Morris
Lyrics you'll love: "And it feels like love in the morning/ So good it's gonna burn through my body all day/ What can I say, hey/ You're giving me the feels, baby/ Head down to my heels, baby"
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12. "This Is It," by Scotty McCreery
Lyrics you'll love: "On top of the world, here, together/ Surrounded by our family and our friends/ If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss/ This is it/ Yeah, this is it"
Funny Cake Cutting Songs
Your cake cutting song is a great opportunity to show your guests that you aren't taking yourselves too seriously. Play one of these fan-favorite songs in the background to have guests singing along—or to set the stage for a celebratory cake smash.
13. "I Want Candy," by Aaron Carter
Lyrics you'll love: "Some day soon I'll make you mine/ Then I'll have candy all the time/ I want candy"
14. "Cake by the Ocean," by DNCE
Lyrics you'll love: "Talk to me, baby/ I'm going blind from this sweet-sweet craving/ Whoa-oh/ Let's lose our minds and go crazy crazy/ I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean"
15. "Cherry Pie," by Warrant
Lyrics you'll love: "She's my cherry pie/ Put a smile on your face/ Ten miles wide/ Looks so good/ Bring a tear to your eye/ Sweet cherry pie"
16. "Eat It," by Weird Al Yankovic
Lyrics you'll love: "Just eat it!/ Eat it!"
17. "Pour Some Sugar On Me," by Def Leppard
Lyrics you'll love: "Pour some sugar on me/ Ooh, in the name of love/ Pour some sugar on me/ C'mon, fire me up/ Pour your sugar on me/ I can't get enough"
18. "That's Amore," by Dean Martin
Lyrics you'll love: "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore/ That's amore/ When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore/ That's amore"
19."Hit Me With Your Best Shot," by Pat Benatar
Lyrics you'll love: "Hit me with your best shot/ Why don't you hit me with your best shot/ Hit me with your best shot/ Fire away"
20. "ABC," by The Jackson 5
Lyrics you'll love: "A B C, It's easy as/ 1 2 3, as simple as/ Do re mi, A B C, 1 2 3/ Baby you and me girl"
Modern Cake Cutting Songs
From trending TikTok songs to Billboard hits, these modern cake cutting songs are full of good vibes and sweet lyrics.
21. "Sweet Creature," by Harry Styles
Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet creature, sweet creature/ Wherever I go, you bring me home/ Sweet creature, sweet creature/ When I run out of road, you bring me home"
22. "Juice," by Lizzo
Lyrics you'll love: "It ain't my fault that I'm out here getting loose/ Gotta blame it on the Goose/ Gotta blame it on my juice, baby"
23. "Sweet Nothing," by Taylor Swift
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause they said the end is coming/ Everyone's up to something/ I find myself running home to your sweet nothings/ Outside, they're push and shoving/ You're in the kitchen humming/ All that you ever wanted from me was nothing"
24. "ily (i love you baby)," by Surf Mesa and Emilee
Lyrics you'll love: "I love you, baby/ And if it's quite alright/ I need you, baby/ To warm these lonely nights/ I love you, baby/ Trust in me when I say"
25. "Honey," by Kehlani
Lyrics you'll love: "All the pretty girls in the world/ But I'm in this space with you/ Colored out the lines/ I came to find, my fire was fate with you/ Heartache would stay with you/ Fly great escapes with you, oh"
26. "Dance The Night," by Dua Lipa
Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, you can find me under the lights/ Diamonds under my eyes/ Turn the rhythm up, don't you wanna just/ Come along for the ride?"
27. "Sucker," by Jonas Brothers
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm a sucker for you/ Say the word and I'll go anywhere blindly/ I'm a sucker for you, yeah/ Any road you take, you know that you'll find me"
28. "Mi sol," by Jesse & Joy
Lyrics you'll love: "Eres el regalo que nunca pedí/ La porción de cielo que no merecí/ Todos mis anhelos se han cumplido en ti/ Y no quiero perderte, no lo quiero así"
29. "Archie, Marry Me," by Alvvays
Lyrics you'll love: "During the summer, take me sailing out on the Atlantic/ I won't set my sights on other seas, there is no need to panic/ So honey take me by the hand and we can sign some papers/ Forget the invitations, floral arrangements and bread makers"
30. "I'm In Love With You," by The 1975
Lyrics you'll love: "I feel like I can loosen my lips (come on so strong)/ I can summarize it for you (ah)/ It's simple and it goes like this/ I'm in love with you, I-I-I-I"
31. "Sugar," by Maroon 5
Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah you show me good loving / Make it alright/ Need a little sweetness in my life/ Your sugar/ Yes, please/ Won't you come and put it down on me"
32. "Whole Lives," by Jake Scott
Lyrics you'll love: "And I know we've got our whole lives/ No ending this in sight/ Darling all I want to do/ Is be with you"
R&B Cake Cutting Songs
Whether you love classic Motown songs or '90s R&B, we've got you covered with these soulful cake cutting song options.
33. "Never Too Much," by Luther Vandross
Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, my love/ A thousand kisses from you is never too much/ I just don't wanna stop/ Oh, my love/ A million days in your arms is never too much"
34. "Beyond'" by Leon Bridges
Lyrics you'll love: "I-I-I-I'm scared to death that she might be it/ That the love is real, that the shoe might fit/ She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)/ Space and time in the afterlife/ Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?/ She might just be my everything and beyond"
35. "Love on Top," by Beyoncé
Lyrics you'll love: "I can see the stars all the way from here/ Can't you see the glow on the window pane?/ I can feel the sun whenever you're near/ Every time you touch me, I just melt away"
36. "24K Magic," by Bruno Mars
Lyrics you'll love: "Tonight/ I just want to take you higher/ Throw your hands up in the sky/ Let's set this party off right"
37. "Every Kind Of Way," by H.E.R.
Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna love you in every kind of way/ I wanna please you, no matter how long it takes/ If the world should end tomorrow and we only have today/ I'm gonna love you in every kind of way"
38. "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong
Lyrics you'll love: "I see trees of green/ Red roses too/ I see them bloom/ For me and you/ And I think to myself/ What a wonderful world"
39. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," by Frankie Valli
Lyrics you'll love: "You're just too good to be true/ Can't take my eyes off of you/ You'd be like heaven to touch/ Oh, I want to hold you so much/ At long last love has arrived/ And I thank God I'm alive/ You're just too good to be true"
40. "Fantasy," by Mariah Carey
Lyrics you'll love: "When I close my eyes/ You come and you take me/ It's so deep in my daydreams/ But it's just a sweet, sweet fantasy baby"
41. "The Sweetest Love," by Robin Thicke
Lyrics you'll love: "I got the sweetest love, there ain't nothing sweeter/ I got the sweetest love, can't nothing beat it/ There ain't nothing sweeter"
42. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," by Four Tops
Lyrics you'll love: "Sugar pie, honey bunch/ You know that I love you/ I can't help myself/ I love you and nobody else"
43. "For Once In My Life," by Stevie Wonder
Lyrics you'll love: "For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of/ Long before I knew/ Ooh, someone warm like you/ Would make my dreams come true/ Yeah, yeah, yeah (For once in my life)"
44. "By Your Side," by Sade
Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, when you're cold/ I'll be there/ Hold you tight to me/ Oh, when you're low/ I'll be there/ By your side, baby"
45. "Sweetest Devotion," by Adele
Lyrics you'll love: "The sweetest devotion/ Hitting me like an explosion/ All of my life, I've been frozen/ The sweetest devotion I've known"
46. "Sugar, Sugar," by The Archies
Lyrics you'll love: "Oh sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey/ Pour a little sugar on it baby/ I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah"
Unique Cake Cutting Songs
Looking for options that are a little more unique? Try one of these under-the-radar songs to cut the wedding cake.
47. "Lay All Your Love On Me," by ABBA
Lyrics you'll love: "Don't go wasting your emotion/ Lay all your love on me/ Don't go sharing your devotion/ Lay all your love on me"
48. "dancing in the kitchen," by LANY
Lyrics you'll love: "I don't mind if this whole town goes up in flames/ As long as I got you with me, I'ma be okay/ Slide across the floor, I'm forever yours, yeah/ What you think? Pour another drink, put it on repeat"
49. "A Spoonful of Sugar," by Julie Andrews
Lyrics you'll love: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down/ The medicine go down-wown/ The medicine go down/ Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down/ In a most delightful way"
50. "Sugar, We're Goin Down," by Fall Out Boy
Lyrics you'll love: "We're going down, down in an earlier round/ And Sugar, we're going down swinging"
51. "Good Looking," by Suki Waterhouse
Lyrics you'll love: "Tides thrash inside/ Baby, I'm high octane/ Fever in a shock wave/ My core vibrates in an opium haze/ Yet you think we're the same"
52. "Something Just Like This," by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm not looking for somebody/ With some superhuman gifts/ Some superhero/ Some fairytale bliss/ Just something I can turn to/ Somebody I can kiss"
53. "Just Like Heaven," by The Cure
Lyrics you'll love: "Show me how you do it/ And I promise you, I promise that/ I'll run away with you/ I'll run away with you"
54. "I Can't Get Enough," by Benny Blanco, J Balvin, Tainy and Selena Gomez
Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, I can't get enough of your love/ Give me some more, I love it/ I can't get enough"
55. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," by Eurythmics
Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet dreams are made of this/ Who am I to disagree?"
56. "Real Love Baby," by Father John Misty
Lyrics you'll love: "Our hearts/ Are free/ So tell me what's wrong with the feeling/ I'm a flower, you're my bee"
57. "Lovefool," by The Cardigans
Lyrics you'll love: "Love me love me/ Say that you love me/ Leave me leave me/ Just say that you need me/ I can't care 'bout anything but you"
58. "CUFF IT," by Beyoncé
Lyrics you'll love: "Bet you you'll see far/ Bet you you'll see stars/ Bet you you'll elevate/ Bet you you'll meet God/ 'Cause I feel like fallin' in love"
59. "Electric Love," by BØRNS
Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, you're like lightning in a bottle/ I can't let you go now that I got it/ And all I need is to be struck/ By your electric love"
60. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," by Queen
Lyrics you'll love: "There goes my baby/ She knows how to rock-n-roll/ She drives me crazy/ She gives me hot and cold fever/ She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat"